About Cummings & Lockwood

Before two Yale Law graduates started their own firm in 1909, the two friends held highly esteemed public positions, with Homer Cummings having served as mayor of Stamford while Charles Lockwood served as the city's chief probate judge. Since its beginnings from the fifth floor of the Stamford National Bank Building, the firm has grown throughout Connecticut, opening offices in Greenwich and West Hartford as well as expanding further south to Florida setting up shop in Bonita Springs, Naples and Palm Beach Gardens.

A full-service firm of over 100 attorneys, Cummings & Lockwood serves private individuals and commercial entities, ranging from middle market to Fortune 500 companies. In 2009, the firms celebrated the milestone of its first centennial. With one of the largest trusts and estates practices in the U.S., Cummings & Lockwood still retains loyal clients that date back to the firm's inception. Although the firm does complete hundreds of wills, trusts, and tax returns each year, the attorneys relish in taking on more challenging wealth-preserving estate plans, help build up charitable foundations, and are cast as trusted advisors to their clients' wealth.

The firm's trusts and estates practice is so deeply rooted in who they are that attorneys regularly publish articles on the practice area, with many appearing in Trusts and Estates Magazine. Cummings & Lockwood's attorneys have individually received national acclaim for their work in this practice area, with many listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Among these, several attorneys have held their position on the list, leading up to even several decades. 

Cummings & Lockwood

6 Landmark Square
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 327-1700


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Principal & Firm Chairman: Jonathan B. Mills
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 100

  • Base Salary
    Firm did not provide salary information

  • Major Departments & Practices

    Asbestos Defense/Toxic Torts/Product Liability Litigation • Bank Regulatory Law • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights • Business & Commercial Litigation • Business Succession Planning • Closely-Held Business Litigation • Commercial Real Estate Development • Commercial Real Estate Financing • Commercial Real Estate Leasing • Commercial Real Estate Sales & Acquisitions • Corporate Governance • Corporate Representation of Banks & Other Financial Institutions • Employment Litigation • Equity Financing • Investment Management • Loan Transactions & Financings • Mergers & Acquisitions • National Charitable Planning Group • Partnerships, LLCs, LLPs & Joint Ventures • Probate & Tax Litigation • Philanthropic Giving • Real Property & Environmental Litigation • Residential Real Estate • Tax • Tax Litigation • Trusts & Estates • Trust & Probate Litigation • Venture Capital • Wealth Protection

Major Office Locations

  • Stamford, CT (HQ) • Bonita Springs, FL • Greenwich, CT • Naples, FL • Palm Beach Gardens, FL • West Hartford, CT